(comparative thoner or more thone, superlative thonest or most thone)
- (dialectal) damp; moist; wet; soft from dampness.
From Middle English *thon, from Old English þān (“moist, damp, wet; having water, watered, irrigated”), from Proto-Germanic *þainaz (“moist”), from Proto-Indo-European *teh₂- (“to melt, flow”). Cognate with Scots thane, thain (“moist, damp”). Related to thaw.